The variation of charter standards in the industry mandate beginning with a qualified company dedicated to an onsite safety audit within the last 18 months.
If a company meets this criteria, we then disqualify individual aircraft based on records. After that, we look at crew members. Each individual flight crew member is then held to a higher standard through an examination of the following criteria:
- Certificate type and type rating
- Medical certificate type
- Total time in all aircraft
- Total time in class of aircraft
- Total time in type flown on the mission
- Actual instrument time
- Flight hours in the last 12 months and 90 days
- Time since training in a full motion simulator at an approved recurrent course
- Pilot history of sanctions, incidents or accidents
- All standard Federal Aviation Regulation requirements
Failing to meet standards in any area can disqualify a pilot.